The National Retail Federation (NRF) blasted the EMV migration noting small businesses should not be pressured to install the equipment to accept them at the expense of more effective technology. The NRF told Congress that new chip-and-signature credit cards without a PIN will not stop data breaches.

Visa Biometrics

The future has arrived as Visa introduced a new specification to use biometrics with chip card transactions. The specification can enable palm, voice, iris, or facial biometrics. This first-of-its-kind technology framework is designed to work with the EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip industry standard to help ensure open, globally interoperable solutions.

Constellation Payments EMV

Constellation Payments, a leading gateway and merchant services provider for software companies, franchisors, direct sales organizations, and large merchants, announced today the launch of its integrated EMV terminal initiative designed to simplify the transition to new EMV payment terminals for software users and merchants.

Consumer EMV Guide

San Francisco’s beloved Consumer Action, funded by Visa, has created “A consumer’s guide to ‘chip’ cards,” a free publication designed to help credit and debit cardholders understand why the transition is taking place, how the checkout process will change, what consumer protections they will have and where to get more information.